tv Mornings on 2 FOX December 28, 2012 7:00am-9:00am PST
a woman found stabbed to death inside this apartment in oakland. why this homicide was part of a very violent morning in the city. >> and a chase ends in a deadly crash in the streets of oakland overnight. what we learned about the person that was killed. >> we're live in the south bay where police will be on the look out for drunk drivers. we'll tell you about a new bill that targets offenders. >> cloudy skies out there and cold, cold, mostly cloudy. but any rain with this system, we'll talk about that and what could be insolves too.
time for mornings on 2. good morning welcome to mornings on 2. >> good morning. it's friday december 28th and homicide investigators are looking into the death of three people. in less than two hours this morning two people were shot and killed and a woman was stabbed to death. alex has been following the story since 4:30 this morning and joining us with the latest. >> it was a very busy morning. officers found a woman stabbed to death inside a second floor unit at this apartment building. investigators still on the scene here at the building at 5800 walnut street. a sergeant here on scene told me a short time ago that a man has been taken into custody in connection with the deadly stabbing. that man had cuts to his hands. police showed up here first around 2:30 this morning when a neighbor called up 911. officers came and found this
woman was multiple stab wounds and she eventually died here in scene. police did take the man into custody and he will be questioned by investigators and at this point police aren't speculating on a possible motive for this deadly stabbing. >> meantime on the other side of the city, oakland police also investigating a deadly shooting. two people were killed when gun fire broke out on the 800 block. shell casings could be seen on the ground at that area. police aren't releasing any information on the victims in this case or any information on the shooter. i reached out to the police spokesperson this morning for more information. but with three more killings oakland has now seen 130 homicides so far this year. you compare that to 110 killings during all next year. as we come back out here live to walnut street, several cars parked in front of this apartment building and this could remain an active crime scene for a good portion of the day. they still have to wait for the
coroner to come out here and pick up this woman's body. >> overnight an innocent woman was killed when a suspect crashed into the victim's car. at 11:20 officers tried to stop a bmw for speeding. the car then appeared to pull over but when officers came near the vehicle it took off. it soon crashed near a town car near interstate i-80. >> the driver initially yielded to the officers and as the officers exited their vehicle to approach the vehicle the driver did a u-turn and sped away from the officers. >> the bmw then crashed into a lincoln town car. a family passenger in the town car died at the scene. three other people were also hurt. the driver of the bmw was eventually caught and coming up we'll go live to the crash
site. >> police continue to investigate a shooting in a bart station parking lot. police is a the person was shot around 6:50 last night and was taken to the hospital with life threatening injuries. bart service was interrupted while police searched that station but they didn't find the shooter. the trains were at the station because of a report of a man way gun. police activity caused delays on the bay point line in both directions. police is a the reports weren't related to the earlier shooting. nothing was found and normal service resumes a short time later. >> the five people charged with the murder of a man found bound and gagged will be back in court today. they all face various charges in connection with the attack that left a man dead and a woman badly beaten. the suspects knew the victims and pled not guilty. >> they'll be crack down on drunk drivers this holiday weekend. she is in one of the places
where the checkpoints are being set up. >> good morning. sheriff's deputies will be out here along stevens creek stopping drivers and looking for drunk drivers. there's a new law being introduced that targets drunk drivers. i'll get to that in just a moment. let's go to video now showing officers that they are out and ability looking for people celebrating a little too much. police operated a checkpoint last night that went into this morning as well. so far, 165 people have been arrested for dui and there has been three fatal collisions. people we spoke to this morning is a the high police presence makes them more aware. >> i think that makes you know that, you know, police are out there, that they're taking this seriously and so to be careful and that's top of mine knowing
they're out there. >> state senator jerry hill will cut down on drunk driving. the device prevents the cars engine after it a preset limit. coming up at 8:00 a.m. you will hear from a woman who who has been convicted of a dui. what she thinks about the new law. >> president obama has called congressional leaders from both parties to the white house today as a last ditch effort to avoid the fiscal cliff. he cut short his hawaii vacation to return to washington and coming up, signs that president obama maybe reaching out to another republican leader after his negotiations with house speaker john boehner did not result in a deal. >> well, traffic don't in
downtown san francisco could grind to a halt. that's because today is the last scheduled critical mass event for the year. for those new to the area, on the last friday of every month, dozens of cyclists ride alightning the waterfront and down market street and drivers are always advised to expect delays. >> peeking of, we haven't really seen any this morning. let's go to tara and see if that changed. >> no, the same story. maybe a lot of folks headed up to the tahoe area. maybe they already left as a matter of fact because the skiing is going to be pretty good up there. right now i want to show you my maps so you can see exactly what i'm talking about up here. the roadways are completely clear and in livermore the same story. overall a very nice commute this morning. 237, those taillights there on the far right hand side of your
screen westbound and this is one-on-one toward san francisco. on the left toward downtown where we haven't seen any delays either this morning. 7:07, here's steve. >> thank you very much. beautiful sunrise over the big city here. we have some areas that are clear, probably some fog otherwise its clouding up especially to the north and some rain is trying. this is not a strong system but every system so far in a rain year -- or a wet year you go with it. in a dry year this doesn't have a chance but there will be light rain parallel to the coast. it's cold. pockets of fog. mostly cloudy. chilly to cold. for some not too bad but for others really cold out there. rain develops and if the system has enough punch snow level could be around 2500 feet. that wouldn't be until later
though. 34 seems possible there. livermore and concord. 1 degrees in tahoe, sacramento 32 and even reading at 30 degrees. there's cold air to the north. you can see the lines right there -- some of that air is mostly clear. that's where some of the fog has been forming. looks like i doubt much of that is reaching the ground but it might. some of this lighter rain is starting to fill in with a lot of cloud cover. but watch how it really just kind of hangs -- kind of spins in -- this is not a very strong system and it will be out of here late tonight but then the cold air comes in and will filter in late tonight into early tomorrow morning and the rest of the weekend looks okay, especially late saturday into sunday. we do have a forecast that favors light snow. not a lot. mainly cold up there. cloudy saturday and sunday, mostly cloudy on sunday. rain near the coast or toward the north, bay chilly, afternoon highs, upper 40s or
very very low 50s. warmest temperatures closest to the bay are also the coast and even those aren't very warm inland. higher elevations struggle to get out of the upper 40s. okay sunday, monday, maybe a few showers, tuesday looks mostly sunny. >> people in the midwest and northwest are still dealing with the aftermath of a huge winter storm. snowplows have been busy in may. in arkansas more than 200,000 people are still without power because of the storm and could be that way for a few days. the deaths of several people are now being blamed on the storm. >> meanwhile t brawl that caused widespread panic inside a mall likely lead to a significant loss for post christmas sales. they quickly ran for the exit when they heard a noise that sounded like gunshots. no shots were fired but there was a brawl. police arrested three people. all the comotion lead to a lock down and likely kept thousands of shoppers out of the mall.
experts say its likely a significant amount. >> well, we are following a frightening situation on the east coast. gun fire erupts inside a police station resulting in death and injuries. >> also, police report a cruel and heartless scam tied to the deadly school shooting in connecticut hey, look! a shooting star!
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senate leaders harry reid and mitch mcdonnell and john boehner and nancy will sit down with president obama. it's the first time all five are meeting since november. economists hope they'll come up with a plan to avoid automatic tax increases and government spending cuts. some fear the meet as good just for show, however a big development with the senate minority leader. he spoke directly with the president for the first time in negotiations. >> i told the president we would be happy to look at whatever he proposes but the truth is we're coming up against a hard dead line here and as i said, this is a conversation we should have had months ago. >> the main sticking point is who should pay more in taxes. democrats want a hike on households making more than $400,000 a year and republican aids say their leaders might get on board with that offer.
meanwhile if they aren't able to avoid the fiscal cliff people here in alabama will be especially hard hit. that's because prop 30 will soon mean higher sales taxes and higher income taxes on the state's top earners, the fiscal cliff would add to that hitting all american with higher taxes. >> i don't know if there's a word to describe how upset the public is going to be. nobody's going to be happy to see that happen. >> if taxes go up on everybody it's not going to be a happy time but i think that's inevitably what's going to happen. >> the tax policy center says the lowest income folks will see their take home pay shrimp just over 3 and a half%. average earners 4% and top earners 6%. >> fearing another deadly attack like libya they are closing it. they are quickly seizing territories and approaching the capitol. the country's president is appealing to foreign powers for assistance. they ordered the american
ambassador and his staff to evacuate immediately. >> secretary of state hill run clinton is expected back to work next week. she continues to recoop at home and is going to resume her schedule next week. she got a stomach virus and became dehydrated and fainted and fell. she was diagnosed with a concussion and hasn't been seen in public since. new this morning, three police officers are injured in new jersey after gun fire broke out inside a police station. it happened in camden county around 5:30 this morning. one officer was shot and is in the hospital in stable condition. a man had just been brought in for a crime and was being processed when he come how got ahold of a gun and fired at the officers. police returned fire killing that gunman. >> a new poll is showing how americans view the national rifle association. according to the poll 54% of people have a favorable opinion of the group.
30% have an unfavorable opinion. it was conducted last week after the nra proposed putting an armed guard in every school. it was conducted among more than 1,000 adults with a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points. administrators and school staff members in utah are learning how to handle guns. a firearm instructor organized an event to provide teachers with concealed weapons. it's one of a number of states that allow them to take them on school campuses. >> i think it's important to have protection because if you don't have it we're sitting ducks. >> gun rights advocates estimate about 240 teachers in utah are licensed to carry concealed weapons. it's not known how many do so at school. >> this weekend thousands of people from across the country are headed to webster new york for services honoring two firefighters killed on duty. they were gunned down trying to put out a fire on christmas eve. the gunman torched his home and
opened fire and later committed suicide. the two firefighters will be buried sunday and monday. those from around the u.s. are there for the funerals and thanks to local donations many are staying at local hotels for free. >> it's the out pouring of the community, we had people from florida, michigan have been calling in to donate hotel rooms. >> hotels are holding special receptions today through monday as well for webster firefighters and family members of the victims. >> it's been two weeks since a gunman killed 27 people in connecticut before taking his own life. now scientists will analyze the dna of 20 year old adam lanza. genetic specialists will be looking for a mutation or abnormality that could increase aggressive or violent behavior. however people that carry the same or similar signs in their dna will be stigmatized. >> a new york woman is facing
several charges after she set up a charity scam following the shooting. hours after the massacre a 37 year old set up a internet scam claiming to be the 8 of a six year old victim of the shooting. well, she advertised on facebook saying a funeral fund was open to donors. her uncle is disgusted. >> i think of the scammers and they're stealing from them. they are survivors of tragedy. >> the fbi said four davies the school shooting all the money was refunded to the donors. the mother of two teens denies opening fund and says someone hacked her took page. she faces up to five years in jail. >> i can't believe it. it's the final weekend of 2012. steve will tell us if we need an umbrella. >> plus, attacked by a shark. what an australian surfer did that may have changed his life. >> traffic looking good. we'll have more traffic for you, next
he was surfing when friends when the shark rammed his board and he fought back despite his injuries. >> you get the board and drive it into the head of the shark which is pretty brave to too. >> pretty brave that. shark backed off and alan was able to swim to shore and he is now being treated for his injuries. >> paramedics that couldn't get to a patient at the hospital fast enough on christmas day are now saying the event turned out to be one of their best days ever. a pregnant woman called for an ambulance about 3:00 on christmas morning but the baby came as they were driving to the hospital so the ambulance pulled over to the side of the road. emergency workers were thrilled to help deliver a healthy 7- pound baby girl. >> mom started crying and dad started crying. we're all hugging. it was great.
such a wonderful gift for christmas morning. >> absolutely. the paramedics say this calm makes it easier to keep going to work every day. this is the family's third child and mother and baby girl are doing just fine. >> the city of san francisco has a plan to increase pedestrian safety. starting early next year more motorcycle officers near schools and high crash areas. they're cracking down on drivers that speed and run red lights. if patrols are being paid for by a federal grant. >> pop star brittany spears is getting the boot on the x factor. he apparently called her boring and not worth her $15 million contract. she joined the show in may and they wrapped up the second season last week. back in october, though, he praised brittany saying she was a very good judge. >> all right. time is 723. let's go to tara filling in
this morning. >> right now we'll take a look at our maps. this is where we had a three car pile up. there's still slow going northbound. you can see that the sun is just starting to come up there and it is a nice ride into san francisco this morning. down in the south bay, 280 at the 880 split northbound traffic as you make the drive, looking good. 7:24, steve. >> tara. >> how's it going. >> never better. >> glad to hear it. >> cloudy -- partly cloudy's out there. there will be rain right along the coast. this is a weak system. that's a pretty picture there. look for the temperatures to stay really cool. there's more cold air coming in. our system is weak but it's on its way. patchy fog out there as well.
39 san jose, at the airport it's about 5 degrees colder than that. 44 in san francisco, you can see a fine line between when there's clouds and not much clouds but the clouds are beginning to win out here and looks like high base rain is beginning to develop in the north bay. i doubt its reaching the ground but wouldn't surprise me if some of it does. cold and cloudy. chilly temperatures here. we're not going to see much above upper 40s or low 50s here unless you're right by the waters edge and then a little different. cold tomorrow morning. sun, clouds and cold and breezy sunday. we get a north wind. going to be fast moving showers on monday and then out of here by tuesday. >> thank you, steve. more evidence of the current crime crisis in oakland. it involves the victim of a hit- and-run crash. who was stranded for hours overnight. >> a deadly accident in oakland still under investigation at this hour. how it could impact your morning commute. >> also it happened again at a new york city subway station.
>> well, let's give you a sense on where we were. we are right next to 580 and the oakland zoo. traffic shut down in both directions on 90th avenue because investigators still looking into this deadly accident here and now this accident happened at around 11:20 last night. you can see the silver bmw on the road at the distance, a black lincoln. investigators say that the bmw smashed into it trying to run from the cops. that was after investigators already pulled it over for a routine traffic stop. the driver yielded to the officers and as they exited their vehicle to approach the vehicle that driver did a you turn and sped away from the officers. >> now they had that car pulled over at 90th avenue. the offersers got back into their patrol car but you can't begin following that silver bmw. now the officers lost site of it for a few moments and then came over the hill here for
98th period avenue and came upon this deadly crash. the bmw is a high performance vehicle capable of very rapid acceleration. no word on how fast they were going before the crash. investigators is a the bmwt- boned the lincoln injurying two people inside and killing one woman. then investigators is a the driver and passenger hopped out and began run agoway from chp. they did catch one that driver and were able to get a good look at him when they first pulled the bmw over on 90th avenue. at this point no signs of the passenger and no idea why they ran. they asked if they believed the silver bmw was stolen and they said no. coming back to our live shot you can see this is the intersection right here. you can see, again, traffic shut down in both directions. we have seen numerous vehicles turned away from this area and if your commute takes you either on the freeway at this area or off the freeway be
aware that there is an active police investigation underway at this area. we'll continue to monitor the situation and let you know how the investigation here develops and when this road is set to reopen but for now we're live in oakland. well, the victim of a hit- and-run crash has firsthand knowledge of the crisis in oakland because he was stranded on 83rd avenue for several hours overnight. the man said he drove more than 50-miles to visit his father in oakland last night, parked and then a truck slammed into its parked car breaking it's axle. he spent most of the night asking police for help. >> they said they no eta, no officers available. highway patrol officer came and said it's not his location. he left me here abandoned on this street which is not a good neighborhood. >> both the fire department and triple a couldn't help him because it was considered a
crime scene. earlier this morning ktvu called oakland police and they confirmed they didn't because they didn't have enough officers. we tried to call the crash victim but got no answer on his cell phone but we don't know if he is still stranded. >> new york police are searching for a suspect that killed a man by pushing him in front of a new york subway train. here's surveillance video of the woman police believe to be responsible. it happened last night when the man was shoved in front of a northbound train in queens. police believe he was pushed by the woman in her 20s. witnesses say she fled after the incident. the man died at the scene and has not yet been identified. two law students have been charged with animal cruelty in connection with an incident at a loss vegas casino in october. the 24 year olds are accused of decapitating an exotic bird at the casino. charges include felony killing and torturing of an animal. if convicted he could face prison time and it could effect
his future career in law. the other was only charged with a misdemeanor. >> only on 2, they're using a new technology to try to find a man that jumped into the creek during a police chase. the 23 year old was swept away on monday police say he jumped in the creek to avoid a drunk driving test. they used a new underwater camera called a video ray. >> more likely you'll see it used for law enforcement where it gives us a pair of eyes underwater. >> the county is borrowing the equipment from the company that borrowed it aimed at protecting ships and waterways. >> they are trying to find a 56 year old woman missing now for 8 days. she was last seen on december 20th. she had recently talked about suicide. she did not take her purse, her cell phone or her id with her.
her dodge neon is also missing. her family says they have no idea where she went but she has ties to napa and idaho. >> the military is investigating a fighter jet that went down near fresno. it crashed during a routine training mission yesterday afternoon in the owings valley. the jet was flying between 12 to 15,000 feet at the time of the emergency. the pilot was able to eject safely. >> there's no new ones. so every time we lose an airplane it's gone. so it's not replaced. >> no one was hurt on the ground. it was built in 1986. >> bart plans to extend hours of service for new years morning giving people no excuse to drink and drive. extra staff will also be on hand. additional trains will go in and out of san francisco through the morning. it will aim at alleviating
crowds where large crowds of people are expected to gather to watch the fireworks star downtown. >> they're going to join bart to help shuttle extra people around for new years eve celebrations and they're offering free travel from 8:00 p.m. new years eve until 6:00 a.m. new years day and that does include the cable cars. they'll also add extra service in the city for new years night. they have scheduled community meetings to discussion fire station closures. four of the 28 stations are set to close on january sag. they're in clayton, and martinez and walnut creek. they'll be at each meeting to take questions and talk about the effects of those closures. now the first meeting is on january 7th. we have posted the list of times and locations of the meetings on the hot topic page of ktvu.com. >> the san jose sate football team finished it's first season since 1940 with a win in the
military bowl. >> fans crowded into the pizza company to cheer them on. it was a close game. san jose state sealed the victory by forcing a turnover and that lead to a touchdown and 29-20 win. >> it's been an amazing season. the nation started to take notice. i think it's kind of a sleeping giant in turns of the sports program here and we're starting to show some good things. >> they finished without mike mcintyre. the new head coach is from the university of san diego. the hunger bowl is tomorrow afternoon at at&t park in san francisco. today there will be a pep rally with navy and arizona state. they'll speak about both teams and the bandings will perform. >> when it comes to traffic no news is good news so we're
hoping there's not a lot to talk about. >> have no news. >> that's good news. >> looking clear at the moment and the best they look all week so that's good news. traffic a little bit slow going but still moving there westbound as you make the drive toward concord. sun is coming up and looks good. this is the bay bridge action you can see traffic moving into san francisco at this hour and in the south bay, 280, this is near san jose you can see traffic on the right there toward highway 17, also looking good. 7:37. let's head over to steve. >> thank you. a very good morning. some sun out there. clouds are slowly increasing. it's cold out there. the pattern is changing. it makes sense that we might get two or three weeks of weather but a series cutoff to the main jet stream is what is
moving into our picture. there might be another one next tuesday or thursday but they're not very strong but there's a lot of cold air coming in. also patchy fog this morning mainly north and also east. partly sunny and partly cloudy for awhile but then we'll go mostly cloudy. it's cold out there and clouds will increase throughout the day. rain develops. maybe more likely tonight into early tomorrow morning and it will favor areas to the north and also along the coast to the bay. if there's enough moisture we could see the snow of around 2500 feet. lots of 30s 39, oakland, and up here at clear lake 33 degrees as well. so it's colder for everybody but they were 2 below this morning. sacramento at 32. so period it's cold. you can see where the fine line is here, the dividing line between clouds and mostly clear, some of that fog form there had. some rain is trying to get its
act together, especially in the north so far i think the rain energy is back behind us t. is the cloud rain forecast. sometimes the models don't handle these systems very well but we're okay and by this evening we'll start to cloud up, there it is some of the rain starting to spin up late tonight into early saturday. heading into tahoe which is mainly cloud. clouded up today and sunday. it will be warmer due to the cloud cover but not much. but monday clear and mostly sunny, but lows back near 0 like today. rain along the coast to the north but not until later on. upper 50s, low 50s so it's a chilly morning out there. no doubt about it. bundle up, we won't be very warm today. clouds will continue to be with us into saturday and some of the rain should be out of here saturday morning. cold and breezy on sunday. a fast moving system maybe on monday, but then mostly sunny
and rather brisk on tuesday. >> all right. 7:39, a rare tornado touchdown in watsonville during last weekend's storm. the national weather service confirmed that the twister formed over the bay with 75 miles per hour on winds on saturday. nobody was hurt but it caused damage to the green house. the twister only lasted for three minutes and traveled across sparsely populated farm land. >> well, 14,000 dock workers on the east coast may go on strike this weekend. the effect that could have on the u.s. economy. plus the latest sign of improvement for the country's battered housing market
>> all right. it's staying down. there's the markets this morning. down about 83 points and everyone is blaming it on the fiscal cliff and watching washington and hoping they can find middle ground as we approach the ever impending dead line. well another sign that the housing market is improving the national association of realtors says pending home sales rose last month so it's highest level in two and a half years. pending sales rose nearly 2% in november and it's the third month in a row it has gone up. amazon says it had a very green christmas season. it announced it's 2012 holiday sales were the biggest ever. they had several record setting days including cyber monday when customers ordered 26 and a half million products. amazon isn't giving exact numbers but says sales of the kindle devices are it's top overall setters and says they set a record for digital downloads on christmas day and e reading is gaining popularity on all devices.
nearly one quarter of all americans downloaded and read a book on an electronic reader this year up 7% from last year and the number of people reading traditional books dropped ♪[music] >> and powered by people who just couldn't wait to see the movie version, they broke the all time sales record. the online ticket broker won't say how many tickets it sold for the christmas day showing but it does say les mis broke the record set last may for the opening day of the avengers. >> they won't say if they'll break a court order. they sold apps that included work of 8 writers and two publishing companies without permission. apple is told it must may $165,000 to settle the case. the agreement with application developers require them to confirm they have the lights of
any material distributed through the ap store. else that have to pay the use of the name iphone in latin america. a company already used the rights to that name and uses it on a smartphone. apple will probably reach an agreement to also use the iphone name because it doesn't want to stop selling it's devices in latin america and are not commenting on the issue. burger king is also expanding in central america. the second largest fast food chain is partnering with one of the companies that already owns bk franchises and they plan to open more than 130 new restaurants and introduce the new chain. burger king has similar joint ventures in russia, brazil, south africa and china. >> more than 14,000 dock workers on the east coast and the gulf are threatening to go on strike on sunday. brian takes a look at the impact it could have on the economy. >> they move everything from our clothes to toys and electronics through the ports
and into the marketplace but a lot of the goods won't be making it to our stores in longshoreman at more than a dozen ports from main to texas go on strike. that's what could happen by sunday if a deal can't be reached between the major shipping companies and a union representing nearly 15,000 longshoremen. >> the impact would be great. obviously on the dollar value side. on the cargo handling side but also on the job side because again these sports are major economic generators. >> richard of the maryland port administrator and others say the economic damage from a strike would reach well beyond the docks. >> your mom and pop retailer to your farmer to the trucking company that has to pick up the container atmosphere the port. so not just at the port but nationwide for everybody else that relays on the ports to move their commerce. >> coming at the same time as the fiscal cliff impasse it's a potentially devastating one-two punch for the economy. neither the longshoreman's union or alliance representing
the shipping companies could give us anyone to speak on camera but they say it boils down to one issue. the key sticking point is over the large containers and the payments they get for them. the shipping companies pay royalties for the containers based on their weight but the shipping companies now want to freeze the royalty payments for current longshoremen and eliminate them completely for future highers. >> they say those royalties are designed to make up for jobs lost to automation. a strike would only effect ports that handle containers and not others like automobiles. but if the shipping companies lockout the longshoremen. >> that would impact more than just containers. that would impact all cargoes at ports so that would have a much more impactful reaction. >> that was brian todd reporting. from one labor dispute to others. it caused a crab shortage across the state but things may
be looking up for bay area seafood lovers. local crab fishermen expect big halls this weekend. if all goes as planned, prices for live crabs in san francisco could drop to 350 a pound by next week. >> general norman schwarzkopf is being remembered this morning. >> you're better trained, your better equipped and better lead. believe it or not in spite of mres you're even better fed, okay? but most of all, you're a lot tougher than they are. >> the 78 year old general died yesterday in florida from complications from new moan i can't. in 1991 he commanded the coalition of 30 countries that drove hussein's forces out of kuwait. >> meanwhile president obama released a statement saying in part our prayers are with the family who tonight can know that his legacy will endure in a nation more secure because of his service.
>> former president george h.w. bush also offered his condolences calling him in a statement a true american patriot. the 88 year old former president remains in intensive care at a houston hospital being treated for a fever. a long time aid of the former president says he is unlikely to leave the hospital any time soon but that he would tell well wishers put the harps back in the closet. >> they're requiring people to visit their elderly parent or risk being sued. they do not specify how often they have to happen but it will allow elderly parents neglected by their children to take them to court. it is being filled by an increase in life eck speck tan sidelines and those that limit most families to a single child. >> time is 7:49. coming up, he's turning 100 years old. the gift he's giving riders. >> plus a new crime fighting strategy in oakland. who the city is bringing in to help try to reduce the violence
welcome back to mornings on 2. the district attorney's office is now investigating two separate police shootings. the latest happened last night at a gas station near interstate 80. officers were called to a chevron around 6:40 last night. they saw a man pistol whip a woman. two officers then opened fire. the suspect was taken to the hospital where he is in critical condition this morning and no one else was hurt. the two officers have 8 years of experience between them more information coming out. two officers responded to a 911 call and the dispatcher heard screaming in the background. when they arrived the they found the suspect armed with a weapon. they say they had no choice but to shoot and kill him. stunned friends say he worked as a hairdresser who often meditated in his backyard.
>> oakland is bringing in help to try and lower the crime rate. they hired a police chief as a consultant. he is credited with producing crime in l.a. and new york city and is going to be developing strategies in oakland. earlier this month the city agreed to have a court appointed director oversee the police department to avoid a take over. his role will be separate from the new directors role. >> he will do whatever he needs to do to get a feel of oakland. i will be meeting with him a lot. he will be meeting with community members. >> he is being paid $350,000 for his services. >> san francisco riders won't have to pay to get a ride today. the agency is offering free rides to celebrate it's 100th year in service. they initially plan to charge 5 cents. the price which riders paid a century ago but officials later decided against that idea. the free rides will last
through 5:00 a.m. tomorrow. and preparations are underway for one of the oldest new years day traditions on the west coast. volunteers are building and painting the floats for the 124th annual tournament of roses parade. later today they started doing the most difficult jobs which is covering every inch of every float with seeds, leaves, stocks and flowers. it will be represented by two bands in this year's parade. and of course stanford university. >> all right. 74:54. let's head out to tara keeping an eye on the roads and still looking good. >> yes, looking fantastic actually like i have been saying all morning. this is the best commute we have seen all week. right now this is a look at the bridge. you can see traffic flowing there in the westbound direction on the left hand side of your screen and on the opposite side. twenty-fourth near lafayette, toward the tunnel, moving very nicely as you make your way on into the oakland hills and 101 through san francisco, you can see traffic on the left there
headed downtown and on the right toward the airport. also looking good. >> thank you. thanks to everybody on the twitter information. most people saying cold and it is cold out there. if you want to tweet me something the positively best way to send me weather information. mostly cloudy rains trying to move together but you have to wait for the low to the west of your screen there. that has to rotate in. otherwise, lots of cloud in the morning. cold. clouds increase, rain develops, looks light mainly to the north and along the coast or bay farther east less of an punt but it's going to be a trap. you can see that moving in north bay -- nothing coming out yet except it's cold and a lot of the could cover continues to come in. red sky in the morning.
cold, cloudy rain to the north and maybe later on tonight into tomorrow. 50s and low 50s. it's going to be a cold day. very cold. even cold air comes in tonight and tomorrow morning sunday looks all right but cold and breezy and tuesday mostly sunny. >> well, gun fire in a bart parking lot what we learned about the shooting victim and the search for suspects and the coroner just arrived at this apartment building where a woman was found stabbed to death this morning. who police have taken into custody and the other killings that have kept homicide investigators busy in this city all morning long. >> with new years eve around the corner police are ramping up efforts against drunk drivers. you'll hear from one person convicted of a dui and get their take on a new bill aimed at targeting offenders uú6
and a woman was stabbed to death around 2:30. alex has been following the story since 4:30 and joins us live from the scene of the latest death. >> good morning. well, the coroner just showed up here within the last hour. they're getting set to remove the woman's body. she was found stabbed to death inside a second floor unit at this apartment building early this morning. this is at 5800 walnut street. police showed up about 2:30 this morning when a neighbor called up 911. officers came here and found this woman with several stab wounds. she was pronounced dead inside the apartment. this investigation moved very quickly. a sergeant on scene told me a man was taken into custody almost immediately in connection with the stabbing. that man had cuts to his hands. he'll be treated for the injuries at the hospital and then of course will be questioned by investigators. police though at this point aren't speculating on a positive motive but are trying to find and question a second man at this apartment at the time of the killing. a short time ago i talked with
someone who lives in the building who heard a loud argument early this morning and then woke up to find this crime scene. >> it's a tragedy. >> it's sad. it's real sad and any loss of life is bad but take a ladies life, that's real ugly. >> this was a violent morning across oakland. on the other side of the city police investigating a deadly shooting that happened around 1:00 in the morning. two people were killed when gun fire broke out on the 800 block of immediate avenue. they're not releasing much information on the victims in this case or any description on the shooter they're looking for. i did reach out to the oakland police department spokesperson this morning for information. i haven't yet heard back but with three more killings oakland has now seen 130 homicides so far this year. you compare with that a total of 110 killings in oakland during all of last year. as we come back out here live this is still an active crime
scene. we do expect the coroner will be removing this woman's body from the building shortly after she was found stabbed to death. overnight in oakland, an innocent woman was killed when a suspect crashed into her car. at 11:20 officers tried to stop a bmw for speeding. the car then appeared to pull over but when officers came near the vehicle they say it took off. it soon crashed into a town car near interstate 580. a family passenger died at the scene. three people were hurt including two that suffered major injuries. >> the bmwm 6 collided into a black lincoln. the driver of the bmw jumped out of the car and began run ago long with his passenger. >> police caught up to the drier but the passenger gotway. >> police continue to investigate a shooting in a bart station parking lot.
police is a the man was shot around 650 last night in the parking lot of the pittsburgh bay point station. he was taken to the hospital with life threatening injuries. service was interrupted while they searched the station but didn't find the shooter. meanwhile, trains were held at the station because of a report of a man with a gun. police activity caused delays on the line in both directions. police is a the reports were not related to the earlier shooting. nothing was found and normal service resumed a short time later. >> the five people charged in connection of a man found bound and gagged in a san francisco street will be found today. they also face various charges in connection with the attack that left a man dead and woman badly beaten. >> the annual holiday dui crack down is starting here in the bay area but one lawmaker has a plan to stop drunk drivers year round. she is live with details on the new proposal and on the dui
crack down. >> county sheriff's deputies will be conducting a dui checkpoint here along stevens creek boulevard later tonight. we actually ran into a couple of people that had a dui to get their take on a new bill being introduced today. state senator jerry hill will introduce a bill later this morning that will require drunk drivers to install alcohol testing equipment in their cars after their second conviction. the device prevents the cars engine from starting if it detects a blood alcohol level that exceed ace preset limit. this woman has one dui and suffered the conventions. she thinks the new bill will be a deopportunity for offenders. >> that's a great idea. there's a lot of people out there that will get one and still continue to drink and drive. i have people that have 5 duis and they're still allowed on if road. it's pretty serious and that's not cool. >> the california highway patrol is already out checking
for people celebrating the new years holiday a little too much and police operated a dui checkpoint last night and early this morning. police say research shows crashing involving alcohol drop by 20% when checkpoints are well stubbly sized. they account for one-third of traffic deaths. it will last until 3:00 saturday morning. thank you. president obama has called congressional leaders from both parties to the white house today as a last ditch effort to avoid the cliff. president obama cut short his vacation to return to washington. coming up at 8:15, the odds that they'll be able to come up with a deal before january 1st. >> people in the midwest and northeast are still dealing with the aftermath of a huge winter storm there. snowplows as you can see there snow fell for over 16 hours. >> in arkansas more than
200,000 people still without power because of the storm and it could be that way for the next few days. the death of a dozen people are now being blamed on that storm. >> time now 18:04. not much traffic in the roadways but there are mass transit delays. >> that's right. bart is experiencing 15 to 20 minute delays between the stations. this is due to a disabled train. it's effecting service and as well as downtown san francisco and the east bay so give yourself extra time if you need to use it todayful right now this is a live look at the golden gate bridge. trafficking moving on in and into the opposite direction toward san francisco. this say look at the east shore freeway. traffic on the left hand side of your screen there westbound as you make the drive and we do not have any back ups at the toll plaza so that's the good news. 237, a traffic on the right hand side there, again, no delays. >> thank you. very, very good morning.
mostly cloudy out there. and also on to increase and patchy fog. the pattern is changing. and a very active november and december and it makes sense that things have to balance upstream or downstream. the northeast will get the bulk of the weather in the next ten days to two weeks. we'll still see weak systems but these are not strong or anything like that. they're not storms, just cutoff it's cold out there. temperatures in the mountains very cold. rain develops, light rain, snow if you get enough going by tonight would be around 2500 feet. so that's a cold air mass and some of the cold air will continue to work it's way in tonight and tomorrow. already cold for many. 30s and 40s. even oakland airport at 39
degrees. between tupelo, 1 and 31 at redding, 33 up in clear lake, 34 sacramento, cold and looks like i doubt any of this is reaching the ground. you can always e-mail me. >> really it's back here. that's the low that's going to go parallel down the coast. could be light rain before that but right there as it begins to rotate in we'll get the back wash in the countier clockwise direction and then the cold air filters in so cold, cloudy, rain, north bay along the coast mainly, mainly. farther west better opportunity and not much change on saturday. sunday looks better but cold and breezy. a north wind. could be a few little rapid garden variety showers on monday and then tuesday mostly sunny. >> thank you. traffic this evening in down on
the san francisco could grind to a halt. that's because today is the last scheduled critical mass event for the year. for those new to the area on the last friday of every month dozens right along the waterfront and down market streets. drivers are advised to expect delays. >> they're not going to have to go far to get rid of the christmas trees. the city's curb side collection service starts next week. the annual christmas tree recycling program will begin on wednesday and last until january 15th. frees should be sidelines stripped of all decorations and placed on the curb by 6:00 a.m. on the regular trash pick up day. >> the brawl that caused widespread panic inside a sacramento mall likely lead to a significant loss in post sales for christmas there. they were running to the exit wednesday when they heard a noise that sounded like gunshots. no shots were actually fired but there was a big fight in the mall and police did arrest three people. all of that comotion lead to a
lock down and likely kept thousands of postchristmas shoppers out of the mall. there's no estimate yet on how much money businesses think they lost but experts is a it is likely a very significant amount. >> coming up russian leaders are saying no. why american families can no longer adopt russian children. >> and they tried to bring a number of guns through this year. how many firearms were con fuss skated
could be light rain. clouds are increasing. more likely later on. temperatures upper 40, low, low 50s. >> time now is 8:11. police officers have been injured in a shooting in new jersey. one is currently being streeted in the hospital. it happened inside the police head quarters this morning around 5:30. authorities is a a suspect was under arrest for a domestic violence roadway lated incident. a struggle broke out at the place station while the suspect was being processed. >> the suspect obtained a firearm and fired on three of our officers. right now we have one officer that was shot just below his bullet proof vest. he is in surgery. >> that officer is reported to be in stable condition and police returned fire killing the gunman. >> well, there's a renewed sense of surgeon sidelines with the fiscal cliff crisis in washington d.c. she just got off the phone with the white house where president obama is
going to meet with congressional leaders today. >> yeah there are new reports this hour that president obama will have a scaled back offer at that meeting in a few hours but i did just get off the phone with the white house and they tell me there is no new information to report right now harry reid and mitch mcdonnell and nancy will be at that meeting. this could be the last chance to find terms they can all agree to and take back to their respective parties. the president and senate got back to work yesterday. the house got the call to return sunday night. >> the senate minority leader says he is willing to work with the president but is upset lawmakers waited this long i'm frustrated because we have been asking them to work with us on a agreement for months. literally for months. >> a vote has to be taken by monday or automatic income tax increases and government spending cuts will kick in on
tuesday. american families will no longer be allowed to adopt russian children. this morning the president signed a bill to stop children in russia from leaving from the u.s. that includes the 52 children who are already in the process of being adopted. they estimate there's about three quarters of a million russian children not in the custody of their parents while only 18,000 families are waiting to adopt. u.s. citizens have adopted more than 60,000 russian children over the last 20 years. >> this year sets the record for the number of firearms confiscated at u.s. airports. the transportation security administration says 1,527 guns were taken away. almost 1300 of those were actually loaded. local law inners foment handles any arrest of the people who are carrying the weapons. a spokesperson says one passenger traveling from jfk airport in new york tried to take 26 guns on board a flight
in his carry on bag. >> a majority still hah a favorable view of the association. >> it was conducted last week and the poll was conducted among more than 4,000 adult with a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points. it's been viewed favorably overall. the uc davis study found that with the addition of online registration this year, registration among 18 to 20 year olds increased younger voters are more likely to state no party preference when they register. >> fearing another incident like libya they closed it in
the republic. they are quickly seizing territories and approaching the capitol. that country's president is a peeling to foreign powers for military assistance. t. state department ordered the ambassador and his staff to evacuate immediately meanwhile hilary clinton is expected to return to work next week. she continues to recooperate at home and will resume her work schedule next week. she contacted a stomach virus this month and became dehydrated and fainted fell and hit her head. she was diagnosed with a concussion and has not been seen in public since. >> thousands are headed to webster new york honoring firefighters killed. the shooter torched his home and opened fire at random and later committed suicide. they will be buried on sunday and monday and thanks to private donations many are
staying at local hotels for free the out pouring of the community and michigan and florida have been calling in to donate hotels for the firefighters this weekend. >> they're holding special ones today through monday for family members of the victims. >> it's been two weeks since a gunman killed 27 people in connecticut before taking his own life. now scientists will analyze the dna of adam lanza. genetic specialists will be looking for a mutation or abnormality that could increase aggressive or violent behavior but some people worry those that carry the same or tim signs will be stigmatized. >> at a time when people were mourning the shooting one woman took advantage by setting up a charity scam in connection to the tragedy. >> she set up an internet scam claiming to be the aunt of a
six year old. she advertising saying a funeral fund was open to donors and asked for prayers. the uncle southern land disgusted that someone would do this. >> i think of the scammers and they're stealing from them. they're. >> from this tragedy. >> she denies opening fund and says someone hacked her facebook page. she faces up to five years in jail for lying to federal agents. >> caught on tape, a giant shark tank burst. what caused this mishap. plus the injuries suffered by onlookers. >> also it's another cloudy and chilly morning as steve was talking about. he'll be back to tell us whether there's any rain in the forecast. >> here's a look at the toll plaza. traffic moving along very well. we'll tell you about an incident on highway 24, nec
welcome back to mornings on 2. surveillance video shows a 33-ton aquarium shattering inside a shopping mall in china. 16 onlookers were hurt including a man taking pictures at the time. he was swept away by the water. three lemon shark and dozens of turtles and small fishes were killed. they blamed them on pour materials used and they have no plan to rebuild. >> starting early next year
there are going to be more motorcycle officers near schools and senior centers and high crash areas. the goal is to protect pedestrians by cracking down on those that speed and run lights. they're being paid for by $140,000 federal grant. >> they are now saying the event turned out to be one of the best ever. a pregnant woman called for an ambulance around 3:00 christmas morning but the baby came as they were driving to the hospital. the ambulance had to pull over to the side of the road. emergency workers were thrilled to help deliver the healthy 7- pound baby girl. >> mom started crying, dad started crying it was great. such a wonderful gift for christmas morning. >> paramedics say this makes it easier to keep going to work every day. this is the family's third child and mother and baby girl are reported to be doing just fine. >> well, they call it vandalism and others don't but the agency
plans to take gown the locks on the bridge. they're hoping to change their minds. 25 couples hung up the locks it start wade couple celebrating their 30th anniversary in august and got the idea after seeing similar landmarks around the world. >> the last time i was here with a friend and we stopped and look at this -- we thought how charming -- >> it has hung up a sign saying it owns the bridge and will remove the locks on february 1st but some couples hope to convince them and the town to keep the locks of love up let's go back out to tara. >> yeah, bart still experiencing 15 to 20 minutes delays wean it's city stations. this is of course due to that disabled train and its effecting service to sfo, daily city as well as downtown san francisco in the east bay. give yourself extra time if you need to use bart this morning. this say look at the bridge,
you can see the traffic on the right hand side there looking good as you make the drive toward foster city and a look at the maize shows traffic moving well in all directions. we do want to mention we have an orange cone in the eastbound direction causing a little bit of swerving by cars but they'll be pick it up shortly and last but not least 101 through san francisco action you can see traffic on the left there as folks drive toward downtown where we have no delatos speak of. here's steve. >> thank you and a very good morning, cold morning under mostly cloudy skies. patchy fog for awhile. but clouds are increasing and i'll tell you with temperatures in the 30s and cloud cover rolling in it's going to be a very chilly day, any rain -- it's going to be light in the morning. anything that develop will be later this afternoon, tonight and into early saturday especially with the low to the left of your screen or to the west. 30s on the temperatures or 50s. concord is in there, san jose
was 47. 0, yeah, 0 in tahoe. they were 2 below ma'am mouth this morning. clear lake was 33 degrees. watch how our low kind of spins -- we'll get what's called the overriding here right now. that's a lot of cloud cover. could be light rain or light snow. around 22500 with all the cold air in place but the low is going to go parallel to the coast. closer to the coast, better opportunity toward the north bay very chilly high temperatures today. upper 40s, low 50s, maybe warmer toward the valley but not much. cold tonight into saturday morning, yes, sand saturday morning. well we only work one day a week, you lose track of what day it is. cold and breezy on sunday and just a fast mover on monday. no big deal though. i wouldn't cancelel any plans and tuesday mostly sunny. >> thank you. well, a story you'll only see on 2. the new technology used to help divers find a missing
welcome back to mornings on 2. nine hours later oakland police are still at the scene of a deadly crash near interstate 580. it's connoted to a late night chase. he's there as investigators try to recreate exactly what happened. good morning. >> good morning. we may have a sense on when this scene may finally be clear. let's give you a look here in just the last 20 minutesor so.
the two tow trucks arrived as well as the county medical examiner. they had a very busy night with three homicides in town and then this deadly accident here. this accident shutting down 98th avenue -- shutting down traffic in both directions. investigators still here. now that silver bmw you may be able to see is still on the road. we're expecting them to tow that away very soon. it had been pulled over and tried to run from the cops. it was after that the bmw smashed into a black lincoln and had been pulled over for a routine speeding stop. >> the driver of that vehicle initially yielded to the officers and then as the officers exited their vehicle to approach the vehicle, that driver did a u-turn and sped away from the officers. >> now, that initial pull over, the initial stop happened at 90th avenue. the officers got intact into
the patrol car and began following the driver. they lost sight of the bmw for a few moments and came over the hail here and came upon this deadly crash. no word on how fast the vehicle was traveling right before that crash. investigators is a the bmwt boned a lincoln injurying two people inside killing one woman and then investigators is a the driver and passenger of that bmw hopped out of the car and began running away. they eventually caught that driver weekend area able to make a good i.d. because they got a good look at him when they first pulled over the bmw on 90th avenue. no idea where the passenger is at this time and no idea on why they ran. i did ask chp if that silver bmw was stolen, they said it had not been reported as stolen so still, the question of motive here, one of the big questions, coming back to our live shot, you can see that oakland police here still shutting down 98th avenue but since the coroner is here, since the tow trucks are here
and we noticed that the investigation has slowed significantly, we're anticipating that this road could be open in as early as half an hour. for now we're live here in oakland, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. a victim of the hit-and-run crash says he has firsthand knowledge of the officer shortage in oakland. she was stranded on 83rd avenue for several hours overnight. the man said he drove more than 50-miles to visit his father in oakland last night and when he got there a truck slammed into his parked car breaking it's axle. he ran from the scene and spent most of the night asking police for help. >> they said they had no eta, no officers available. highway patrol officer came and said it's not his location. he left me here abandoned on this street which is not a good neighborhood. >> meanwhile both the fire department and triple a told him they could not help because this was considered a crime scene. early this morning ktvu news
contacted oakland police and confirmed they did not send anyone to the crash scene because they did not have enough officers. we spoke to the crash victim who tells us oakland police finally came to help him early this morning. >> they're searching for the suspect that killed a man by pushing him in front of a moving subway train. i want to show you new surveillance video of the woman police believe is responsible. this happened last night when the man was shoved in front of a northbound train in queens. he believed he was pushed by the woman in her 20s. witnesses y shfled afr the incident and the man fled the scene and hasn't been identified. >> two students have been charged with animal cruelty in connecticut with an incident at a las vegas casino in october. the 24 year olds are accused of decapitating an exotic bird at the casino. charges include felony killing and torturing of an animal. he could face prison time and that could effect his future career in law. he was only charged with a
misdemeanor. >> time now is 8:32 and only on 2 in the north bay, they're trying to find a man who jumped in a creek during a police chase. he was swept away on monday. he jump until the creek to avoid a drunk driving test. yesterday diverse used a new underwater camera called a video ray. >> you'll see it used in this type of involvement where it gives us a pair of eyes under water. >> the county is borrowing the video ray they bought it with antiterrorism funds aimed at explosives. >> police are asking for the public's help in finding a 63 year old woman missing for days. she was last seen on december 20th. she had recently talked about suicide. she did not take her purse, cell phone or id with herful her dodge neon is also missing. they have no idea where she went but she has ties to napa and idaho.
>> the military is investigating the fire jet that went down near fresno. it crashed during a routine training mission yesterday afternoon in the owennings valley. that's 100 miles east. it was threing between 12 to 15,000 feet at the time and the pilot ejected safely. >> there's no new once. we stopped building or buying these for the air force so every time we lose an airplane it's gone so it's not replaced. >> no one was hurt on the ground and the jet was built in 1986 at a cost of $21 million. >> bart plans to extend hours service for new years morning giving people no excuse to drink and drive. extra staff and trains will also be on hand. additional trains will go in and out of san francisco on new years eve through the morning. the extra service will aim to alleviate crowds at stations where large crowds of people are expected to watch the fireworks show in downtown. >> meanwhile they'll join to help shuttle extra people around for new years celebration and to add to the fun they're offering free
travel from 8:00 p.m. new years eve until 6:00 p.m. new years day. they will also add extra metro service in the city for new years eve night. >> the fire district scheduled community meetings to discuss fire station closures. four of the 28 stations are set to close on january 15th. they're in clayton, lafayette, martinez and walnut creek. the fire chief and board members will be at each meeting to take questions and talk about the effects of the closures. the first meet as good on january 7th and we posted a list of times and locations on the hot topics page of ktvu.com. >> the state football team finished it's best season since 1940 with a win in the military bowl. happy fans crowded into 9th street pizza company in downtown san jose yesterday to cheer on the spartans and it was a close game but san jose state sealed the victory by forcing a turnover late in the 4th quarter. here it comes, watch it, watch it, there goes that ball and
spar tans are happy. that lead to this touchdown, 29- 20 win. the team finished their season without the head coach. after he accepted the head coaching job at colorado. >> he was a lot of the reason why these guys turned the program around but at the end of the day it's the players who play the game and they know what it feels like to win now and they're going to continue to do that. >> san jose state is ranked 24th. it's their first time in the national ranking since 1975. >> and the hunger bowl is tomorrow afternoon at at&t park in san francisco. today there's going to be a pep rally with navy and arizona state and that's set to start at 11:00 this morning. coaches and players will speak about the game and both school bands are set to perform. >> we understand there's mass transit issues this morning. >> that's right. still experiencing this 15 to 20 minute delay this is due to a rain that left ten people stranded so its effecting
service to sfo and daily city as well as to downtown san francisco. give yourself extra time. right now we're going to head outside and take a look on highway 4. you can see it's pretty fog dimora. doesn't appear to be low lying so you shouldn't have any problem driving but it's foggy above. exercise caution. at the toll plaza you can see the traffic flowing nicely into san francisco at this hour and at the south bay, 280 at the 880 interchange, that's folks headed northbound. 8:37, let's check in with steve. >> thank you and a very good morning. mostly cloudy. clear areas far while but the clouds are rolling in and it's cold out there. in fact, temperatures in the 30s and i think they'll stay in the 40s for them and a few returns on radar. i doubt much of this, if any is reaching the ground but back here, we have to keep on eye, that's the low. it's going to go parallel to the coast. right along the coast or also
the bay. lots of clouds and patchy fog. it's cold out there. clouds increase throughout the afternoon and rain developed. it's nothing too heavy. weak systems coming in and the pattern is changing. no doubt about it. we get the cutoff lows cutoff from the main jet stream. pockets of fog mostly cloudy and chilly to cold and this afternoon we'll see rain develop but if there's any snow it could be around 2500 or 2,000 feet by tonight. there's just not a lot of moisture to work with. there's a lot of cold air to work with and more coming in tonight and storm morning. so it's going to be a cold next couple of days here. 0 in tahoe tahoe was 2 below. they have been stuck there and i know clear lake, much of lake county stuck in the 30s as well. radar does show some -- radar shows some returns. again this is probably not really doing much at all. it's just the warmer sector. hard pressed to say that but the dynamics and they're back
here with the low. cloud and rain forecast -- i'll get out of the way so you can see it. spins in rain later today. by tonight, there it is hugging the the coast or around the bay, then rotates it in overnight tonight into early saturday morning. this is not a big system but may give us a little splash and dash shower activity. cold and cloudy. rain along the coast to the north. chilly temperatures. upper 40s, low 50s. cold on saturday and then we'll clear it out sunday, cold and breezy. monday looks not bad. there could be a few showers and tuesday mostly sunny but staying chilly. >> all right. thank you steve suv. a rare tornado touched down in watsonville during last week's storm. the national weather service confirmed that the twister formed with 75 miles per hour winds on saturday. no one was hurt but it did cause damage to the green house. you can see that there. the twister only lasted for three minutes and traveled across sparsely populated farm land. >> well, a gun buy back program
in california's biggest city. why this is just the first step toward a larger goal. >> thousands of dock workers are planning to go on strike. why they're upset and how much it could cost the economy. >> we're live in the south bay where police will be cracking down on drunk drivers. you'll hear from somebody who had a dui to get their take on a new bill being introduced today that targets offenders well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched.
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he's had one dui and he thinks the new bill will be a deopportunity for drunk drivers. >> i think it's fine. whatever it takes to make things better. >> the california highway patrol is already checking out people who are celebrating the new years holiday a little too much and in fremont police operated a dui checkpoint last
night and early this morning. police say research shows crashes involving alcohol drop by around 20% when checkpoints are well publicized and conducted often. they account for nearly a third of traffic deaths. tonight's dui checkpoint here along steves creek will last until 3:00 saturday morning. all right. thank you. the mayor of los angeles called the city's most recent gun buy back a huge success. police showed off all the weapons they collected this week. all together, 2000 firearms were turned in exchange for gift cards and that includes 75 assault weapons and actually two rocket launchers. although there was a great turn out there still needs to be more done to curve the gun violence. they're calling for closing loopholes in gun laws. >> hundreds in utah are learning how to handle guns.
a firearms instructor organized an event to provide teacher with permits to carry concealed weapons. it cut one of a handful of states that allow those with concealed permits to carry their weapons on school campuses. >> it's important to have protection. if you don't have it we're sitting ducks. >> about 240 teachers in utah are licensed to carry concealed weapons. >> retired general norman wards cuff are being remembered. >> you're better fed but most of all you're a lot tougher than they are. >> the 78 year old general died
yesterday in florida from complications from pneumonia. he drove hussein's forces out of kuwait. he said in part our prayers are with the family who can know that his legally will endure in a nation more security because of his service. george hw bush offered his condolences calling him a true american patriots. the former president remains in intensive care at a houston hospital. he sun likely to leave the hospital any time soon but he would tell well wishers to put the harps back in the closet. >> time is 8:47 and we're celebrating a legal victory this morning. the california supreme court ruled that they have the right to picket on privately owned walk ways outside retail stores. it stems from a dispute in 2007. this is just in, a proposed dock worker strike in the east coast may have been overted.
they report that a mediation service says an agreement has been reached between the ports and the 14,000 longshoreman. economic experts is a a shut down even for a few days can cause the u.s. economy billion of dollars. >> well, the recent crab strike around california caused a crab shortage across the state but things may be looking up for bay area seafood lovers. local crab fishermen expect big hauls this weekend. if all goes for planned prices for crab could drop to 3.50 a pound by early next week. >> if president obama and congress aren't able to avoid the fiscal cliff people here in california will be hit especially hard because of prop 30 which was voted into law back in november. it will soon mean higher sales tax and higher income tax on the state's top earners. the fiscal cliff would add to that hitting all americans with higher taxes. >> i don't know, there's a word
to describe how upset the public is going to be. nobody's going to be happy to see that happen. >> if taxes go up on everybody it's not going to be a happy time. but i think that's inevitably what's going to happen. >> they say the lowest income folks will see their take home pay shrink just over three and a half%. average earners 4% and top earners 6%. >> another sign the housing market is improving, the national association of realtors says pending home sales rose last month to the highest level in 2 and a half years. pending sales rose nearly 2% in november and that's the third month in a row it's gone up. >> amazon had a green christmas season. they announced the 2012 holiday sales were the biggest ever. they had several record setting days including cyber monday when customers ordered 26 and a half million products. they won't give exact numbers but say sale of the kindle devices are the top overall
sellers. it adds shoppers set a record for digital downloads on christmas day as well. and e read as good gaining in popularity according to a new survey. nearly one quarter of all americans download and red a book on an electronic reader this year. that's up 7% and the number reading traditional books dropped to 62%. >> apple is also probably going to have to pay to use the name iphone in latin american. a brazilian company already owns the rights to that name and uses it on an android smartphone. apple will probably reach an agreement to use it's iphone name because it doesn't want to stop selling it's devices in latin america. apple is not con meanting on the issue. the world's second largest fast food chain is partnering with one of the companies that already owns bk franchises in ban ma and costa rica. they plan to open 130 more restaurants and introduce the
plan to el salvador, honduras and they have similar ventures in russia, south africa and china. >> coming up, we'll have information on a sexual assault in china town. >> plus, one last check of your morning commute including wait times or lack of wait times at the bay bridge toll plaza. that's a look at roadways now. we'll be right back here in a couple of minutes
new this morning san francisco police are investigating a assault in china town. a woman was asleep at her home in jackson and powell streets when she was awoken by someone touching her. no arrests have been made and the woman was not hurt. >> meanwhile chicago hit a milestone t city logged it's 500th homicide of the year. a man was found shot on the sidewalk outside a convenience store late yesterday. he was pronounced dead at the hospital. in arrests have been made there. last time they reached the homicide mark was 2008 when the year ended with 512 killings. last year the city had 435 homicides. >> sheriff joe area pie owe announced plans to put armed volunteers at schools in the wake of the connecticut school shooting. he plans to station members outside schools. he is known for his crack down
on illegal immigration in arizona. >> an australia surfer is recovering after being attacked by a shark. that's 29 year old luke allen. he was surfing with friends when a shark rammed his board and by the his hand and thigh. he fought back despite his injuries he managed to get the tip of the board and drive it into the head of the shark which is brave to do. >> the shark did back off and allen was able to swim to shore. he is now being treated for his injuries. in developing news this morning, there's hope for fans of the san jose sharks. the hockey league made new proposal in hopes of ending the lockout. it includes higher salaries. the union must look at the prose poll before new meetings. they canceled more than half of the regular season games. they were scheduled to play tonight. >> and preparations are underway for one of the oldest new years tradition on the west
coast. volunteers are building and painting for the 124th annual tournament of roses parade. later today they started doing the most difficult jobs which is covering every visible inch of every float. the bay area will be well prepresented in this year's career. valley christian high school and stanford university. >> the crystal ball that drops in times square on new years eve will have something extra this year. we're already installing the 298 crystal panels but one is different from the rest because it's engraved with the name of dick clark. he toast hosted the telecast for 40 years. he died in april at the age of 82. this year's show will be hosted by ryan sea crest. >> we understand there's more problems on the bart this morning. >> that's right. major delays in and out of san francisco because of a disabled train. ten people were initially
stranded and we're seeing a ripple effect so give yourself extra time if you need to use bart this morning. this is a look alt the bay bridge toll plaza with no wait times and we haven't seen the lights go on all day. so highway 4, this is the bay point pittsburgh area. you can see traffic moving nicely there and 237, traffic on the right side side of your screen there as you make the drive toward sunny veal. >> here's steve. >> cloudy, cold out there. temperatures struggling upper 40s, low 50s. could be light rain more likely tonight into early saturday and then even colder. look objection on sunday just not very warm and next week looking quite just maybe light rain but staying cool. >> you're saying it's going to be cold. >> it's going to stay cold. >> okay. >> all right steve thank you very much. that's our report for this morning. thank you for trusting ktvu channel 2 news. we'll see you the next time the news breaks. >> be sure and join us at noon for more on the new effort to crack down on drunk christ california and we're of course always here for you on facebook